August 3, 2012

Staff to Teach Duke Courses this Fall

Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, August 3, 2012


CONTACT: Erin McKenzie
               (919) 613-3652      
               erin.mckenzie@duke.edu


DURHAM, N.C. – As part of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions’ ongoing commitment to environmental education, staff members are teaching courses in Duke University classrooms during the fall semester.

Energy, Environment and the Law
This graduate-level course examines the legal framework governing energy production and consumption in the United States, the major environmental issues associated with the nation’s energy sectors and policy approaches for balancing energy needs with environmental protection. (Law 234.01)

Instructor: Jonas Monast, director of the Climate and Energy Program at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
 
Statistics for Policy Makers
This course will ensure that students are both critical consumers and effective producers of statistical evidence presented in support of policy arguments and that they receive hands-on training in the creation of convincing statistical reports—from manipulating large datasets to conducting sensitivity analysis and presenting results. (PUBPOL 812.001) 
 
Instructor: Billy Pizer, faculty fellow at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and associate professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy
 
Economics of Environmental Management
This graduate-level course examines the management of environmental quality and natural resources from a policy and economic point of view. It addresses conceptual and methodological issues with some application to recent empirical work. (ENVIRON 962.01)

Instructor: Brian Murray, director for economic analysis at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

Sustainable Systems Theory and Drivers
A course for first-year Duke graduate students enrolled in the Certificate in Sustainable Systems Analysis. Through the course, students will gain an understanding of general systems theory, system dynamics and sustainability systems theory through the lens of resource depletion. (ENV 811-01)

Instructor: Jay Golden, Director of the Duke Center for Sustainability and Commerce at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. 

Sustainable Systems Analysis Capstone

Intended for graduate students enrolled in their second year of the Certificate in Sustainable Systems Analysis. The course focuses on students working individually and as part of a team on experimental design of sustainable systems through exercises that generate an applied final project. (ENV 593-194)

Instructor: Jay Golden, Director of the Duke Center for Sustainability and Commerce at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. 

Independent Study
This course is designed for graduate students engaged in their Master of Environmental Management Master's Project. (ENV 899-154)

Instructor: Jay Golden, Director of the Duke Center for Sustainability and Commerce at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. 


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